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1 • BSD WTF (by Paul on 2003-06-16 05:47:47 GMT) |
I mean really. You said "If 5 people become members", you got 4 at no attempt to help. You could have easily put some item on the main page demonstrating the desire.
All anyone is asking for is the 3 major BSDs to compare with Linux. It is more work, but these three (open, free, net) provide much more stability, users, features, and usefulness than more then half of the other Linux distros.
2 • RE: BSD WTF (by ladislav at 2003-06-16 06:15:03 GMT)
Paul, I understand your disappointment. But 5 was a very modest target, not even one person per day (out of 10,000 who visit DistroWatch every day). Of the four who joined, none mentioned that they were joining because they wanted BSD listed; it's not impossible that they would have joined anyway. Your argument that I could put it on the main page is valid, but I can equally argue that since you wanted it so badly, you could have joined 5 times to make sure that BSD gets included.
If any of the 4 (possible) BSD supporters who joined last week wish to have their money refunded, please email me.
3 • Maybe another website, \"UnixWatch\", is needed :-) (by wtzhu on 2003-06-16 07:06:23 GMT)
Maybe it would be better to compare BSDs with SVRs, say, SGI Irix, IBM AIX, SCO UnixWare and Sun Solaris. Unix is supposed to be Unix and Linux is supposed to be Linux :-)
4 • Mozilla Firebird? (by Anonymous on 2003-06-16 07:46:52 GMT)
Firebird was again dropped from the list of to be included packages?
5 • YAY! Damn Small (by Nick at 2003-06-16 07:54:49 GMT)
Wow, it's great to see that Damn Small Linux is now listed here. It's a great linux distro. Usually you list new additions on the home page though.
6 • RE: Mozilla Firebird? (by ladislav at 2003-06-16 08:16:54 GMT)
This is a message I received from somebody in the know:
"Also if you have a category for Mozilla Firebird, note that the next version will be just called Mozilla 1.5; it probably won't be called by the "Firebird" project name except when distinguishing between different Mozilla projects (i.e. Mozilla 1.5 is based on Mozilla Firebird, whilst Mozilla 1.4 is based on Mozilla SeaMonkey)."
It looks like Mozilla will simply become Firebird (or other way around) so there shouldn't be a need for listing both projects. If I am wrong, please correct me.
7 • RE: YAY! Damn Small (by ladislav at 2003-06-16 08:22:25 GMT)
All future new releases of Damn Small Linux will be announced on the front page, but new inclusions in the distribution database will only be mentioned in the weekly edition.
8 • Gentoo (by david on 2003-06-16 09:50:45 GMT)
What happend to Gentoo that the packages in the current stable and unstable branches are not tracked?
9 • RE: Gentoo (by ladislav at 2003-06-16 10:24:52 GMT)
It seems that Gentoo's package generating script is broken. I've emailed the developers about it, so hopefully it gets fixed soon.
10 • Just a "Thank you"... ;) (by Grunt on 2003-06-16 12:23:01 GMT)
I figured that instead of posting another whining/b!tching comment I'll put a simple "Thank you, Ladislav!" post down here at the bottom... :p
Kudos mate, great job with this website, and keep 'em coming!
11 • JAMD Linux for Home Users (by gabbman at 2003-06-16 18:24:41 GMT)
Thanks Ladislav, for the comments, and this site.
12 • Re: Gentoo (by Peter on 2003-06-16 18:41:37 GMT)
If you find some kind of bug or have any sort of comment aimed at the developers, please file a bug report at http://bugs.gentoo.org/ and the developers will find and resolve the problem. I think I can confidently say you have no chance in hell at getting a gentoo problem resolved with email alone :-)
When In Doubt, File A Bug!
13 • BSD trolling (by Leo on 2003-06-16 19:16:12 GMT)
Why is it that there is always a BSD troll or two in Linux forums ? This site is about LINUX distros. It is clearly stated in the front page. Nonetheless, Ladislav is willing to include some info on BSD if there is enough interest and support (subscriptions), but this is aside. Why should BSD trolls come here to bitch because there is no info on BSD ? There are plenty of BSD pages, go there and have fun.
I never tried *BSD, and one of the reasons is that I can't help thinking of little envious people lurking in the shadows, bitching at every linux forum/article/web site.
14 • Sorry for trolling (by BSD Troll...I guess that\'s me on 2003-06-16 20:17:00 GMT)
Well, I apologize about the entire matter and will give it a rest. So for everyone out there who is all ticked off, like Leo, don't worry, I am hanging up my troll shoes and climbing back into the shadows. So as I stop bitching, please don't bitch about people bitching, which in turn makes more female dogs followed by more...
15 • Thank you note (by User of various distro\'s on 2003-06-17 00:20:19 GMT)
I don't know who you are or what you do, but in the past few years I've found your site very informative and up2date (okay, okay, pun intended, but nevertheless it's true). I've tried a lot of flavors and, to be honest I still haven't find my ultimate distro (although Debian is my favourite, followed by SuSE (it's slick!), the source distro's just took up to much of my time :), but then again, that's probably nog going to happen while Linux exists. Not because Linux isn't good, but because it's an ever changing process, and I might add: in progress as well. To quote the famous Heraclitus: "Panta rhei."
Anyway, your site gave me valueble info about the various distro's, both the short (general) info and the extensive info supplied by the many reviews you've addressed on your main page.
As I'm posting this, another question comes to mind: does anyone knows how to use Win4Lin with Debian? Just a question for whoever uses the product and knows more about it. As I have to use Windows product for work, I've opted for Win4Lin at last, but it doesn't seem to work with Debian. Don't start flaming or WINEing that I shouldn't use Windows product 8^)
16 • Mandrake vs. JAMD (by http://home.attbi.com/~netjones">John at 2003-06-17 17:46:08 GMT)
No offense to the writer but Mandrake 9.1 is the best desktop/workstation distribution I've used to date. The apps are newer, the hardware recognition is better and the utilities are very impressive. Try them both I think you'll see what I mean.
17 • PHP-Nuke (by DataVortex at 2003-06-17 19:59:00 GMT)
PHP-Nuke has always had a range of these types of problems - they are what caused the splintering of some people who started development of the Post-Nuke fork. These developers have now left this title behind to continue their work under a new name, and a CMS which I simply can't reccomend enough: Xaraya.
18 • Woops, Lost the Links (by DataVortex at 2003-06-17 20:00:39 GMT)
There was HTML in that last comment, it was snipped.
Xaraya (try this one!): http://www.xaraya.com/
19 • Friendly Banter. (by Vae. on 2003-06-18 03:15:55 GMT)
If ya like BSD, give Slackware a try! ;)
20 • Thank you (by Vacendak at 2003-06-19 06:11:15 GMT)
I have used many Distros and most of them I have found on your site. You are providing a great service to the community and I would like to thank you for that. I visit your site daily and always find something informative. I have learned so much and I like the way you do business(i.e. SCO ). I am glad you decided to included Damn Small Linux. I have been playing with it about 4 months and the guy who runs that project is great. Every time I run into a problem he responds quickly with an answer. Again thank you.
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